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Deep Tissue Massage

Also known as therapeutic or remedial massage, deep tissue massage is used to address specific soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions by manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Generally, techniques are applied deeper into the soft tissues (muscle, tendons, and ligaments) in order to have a therapeutic effect on the body, and to address specific chronic muscular pain and postural dysfunction.

Deep tissue massage is applied to injury rehabilitation and may reduce inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis, and many other muscular conditions. The massage techniques may include deep longitudinal strokes (deep effleurage), kneading (petrissage), friction, vibration and 'percussion' (tapotement), myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.

Sourced from: Massage New Zealand

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